/// Letterman Re-ups With CBS

October 4, 2013  |  Media Week

Jay Leno may be riding into the sunset in a denim tuxedo, but his longtime late night rival David Letterman is staying put, extending his contract with CBS for another year. The additional trip around the sun cements Letterman’s tenure as the longest-running late night chat show host in history—31 years behind the desk, of which the last 20 have been in service of CBS. In a statement, the Late Show host joked that the extra year will give him adequate time to sow salt into the soil. “[CBS Corp. CEO] Les [Moonves] and I had a lengthy discussion, and we both agreed that I needed a little more time to fully run the show into the ground,” Letterman said. Per terms of the new deal, Letterman will remain the host of the Late Show through 2015. His contract was set to expire next fall. While financials were not disclosed, Letterman is believed to pull in around

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